Abdominal pain is the hallmark symptom of an ulcer. Most people describe a burning or ache that may extend to the neck and back and can last from several minutes to several hours. To differentiate between the potential ulcer location, absence or presence of pain during or after a meal can be helpful: gastric ulcer pain worsens with food, whereas duodenal ulcer pain improves with food.
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